Film has always been a passion for Sai dating back to growing up in his late Grandfather’s video shop. Initially working with MADE from 2016; a charitable organization with an overall vision to contribute to reducing discrimination against BAME & LGBTQ+ Londoners, this resonated with Sai, being of Indian descent. With MADE, Sai ran filmmaking workshops, screening events, held exhibitions at BFI Southbank and co-produced over 30 short films with 100,000+ online views. Sai worked in production companies such as Origin Pictures and 42 Management and Production within the development departments, where he assessed potential projects and developed ongoing projects. He studied Economics and Finance at Durham University leading him to his undergraduate dissertation: ‘What are the key determinants of success for the box office within the UK motion picture industry?’ which received a first. . Currently, he is making and developing his own work.
He is now a 2023 Alumni of the Respectability Entertainment Lab. As a writer Sai has over thirty accolades in the most esteemed screenwriting competitions including finalist Positions at WeScreenplay and Screencraft. His Short Film GHANIMAH has been had it's North American Premiere at the 26th Dances With Films playing at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, A Remi Award Finalist at the 56th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, Winner of the New Delhi Film Festival, and having its UK premiere at the 25th UK Asian Film Festival at the British Film Institute. The film is about Islamic Enrolment into the British Military. GHANIMAH is now a BAFTA and BIFA qualified short film.
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
kalakari film festival
Dewas, Madhya Pradesh
2024
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
NC South & East Asian International Film Festival
Cary, North Carolina
2024
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Unrestricted View Film Festival
London
2024
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Hasting Rock Film Festival
Hastings
2024
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival
Mumbai
2024
NOMINEE (Best Writer & Best Ensemble)
GHANIMAH
Covent Garden Film Festival
London
2024
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
NewFilmmakers NY
New York
2024
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Writers X Writers 2023
2024
Quarterfinalist
Narayana Neurosis
Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards Season 8
2023
Quarterfinalist
Narayana Neurosis
Scriptation Showcase - Features + Shorts Category (2023)
2023
Quarterfinalist
Narayana Neurosis
The Finish Line Script Competition 2022-2023
2023
Semifinalist
Narayana Neurosis
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
2023
Quarterfinalist
Narayana Neurosis
ScreenCraft Comedy Competition 2023
2023
Quarterfinalist
Narayana Neurosis
WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab Fall 2023
2023
Quarterfinalist
Narayana Neurosis
Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition 2022
2023
Quarterfinalist
Narayana Neurosis
StoryPros Awards 16th Annual - 2023
2023
Semifinalist
What Men Do For Love
ScreenCraft Film Fund Fall 2023
2023
Official Selection
What Men Do For Love
HollyShorts Screenwriting Competition 2023
2023
Quarterfinalist
What Men Do For Love
ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition 2023
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Florida South Asian Film Festival
Tampa, Florida
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Lisbon Film Rendezvous
Lisbon
2023
WINNER (Best International Short Film)
GHANIMAH
Ayodhya Film Festival
Hukumpura, Uttar Pradesh
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Goa Short Film Festival
Goa
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Big Syn International Film Festival, London
London
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
12th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-23
Delhi
2023
WINNER - BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
GHANIMAH
Milton Keynes International Film Festival
Milton Keynes
2023
NOMINEE (Best Actor)
GHANIMAH
British Urban Film Festival
London
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Urban Mediamakers Festival
Liburn, GA
2023
Nominee - Best Screenplay
GHANIMAH
Worcester Film Festival
Worcester
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Spirit of Independence Film Festival
Sheffield
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
North East International Film Festival
Newcastle
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
21st Oakland International Film Festival
Oakland, California
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
LA Indie Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
No Coast Film Festival
Emporia, Kansas
2023
NOMINEE (Best Actor - Adil Akram)
GHANIMAH
Swindon Independent Film Festival
Swindon
2023
WINNER (Best Short Film)
GHANIMAH
Nawada International Film Festival
Nawada, Bihar
2023
WINNER (Best Screenplay)
GHANIMAH
Rob Knox London Film Festival
London
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Dances With Films
Los Angeles, California
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Ignite Film Festival
Swindon
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Brighton Rocks International Film Festival
Brighton
2023
Special Festival Mention
GHANIMAH
12th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-23
Bangalore
2023
WINNER (HONOURABLE MENTION AWARD) & NOMINEE (Best Male Actor - Adil Akram & First Time Filmmaker)
GHANIMAH
Wolverhampton Film Festival
Wolverhampton
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Pune Short Film Festival
Pune
2023
Finalist
GHANIMAH
UK Asian Film Festival
London
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
13th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-23
Delhi
2023
WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM
GHANIMAH
New Delhi Film Festival
New Delhi
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Darbhanga International Film Festival
Bihar
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival
Chennai
2023
WINNER - BEST 2ND ACTOR (Mikhail Sen)
GHANIMAH
Samskara International Film Festival
Uttar Pradesh
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Indian Panorama International Film Festival
Mumbai
2023
Official Selection - Certificate of Excellence
GHANIMAH
10th Noida International Film Festival-2023
Noida
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Bharat International Film Festival
Mumbai
2023
WINNER - Best Debut Filmmaker & OUTSTANDING ACHEIVEMENT AWARD - Best Short Film
GHANIMAH
Tagore International Film Festival
West Bengal
2023
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Pambujan International Film Festival
Northern Samar
2023
Quarterfinalist
Colorado Caliber
Mammoth Pictures Screenplay Competition 2022
2023
Quarterfinalist
The Incumbents
Screenwriters Network - SWN Feature-Length Screenplay Competition Fall 2022
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Incumbents
StoryPros International Screenplay Contest 16th Annual - 2022
2022
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival
Kathmandu
2022
Official Selection - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
GHANIMAH
11th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival-22
Mumbai
2022
Finalist
Colorado Caliber
Visionfest Screenwriting Competition
2022
Quarterfinalist
Colorado Caliber
Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition
2022
Semifinalist
Colorado Caliber
Creative World Awards (2022)
2022
Semifinalist
Colorado Caliber
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
2022
Official Selection
Colorado Caliber
Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival
2022
Official Selection
Colorado Caliber
Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022
2022
Semifinalist
Colorado Caliber
Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards Season 6
2022
Finalist
Colorado Caliber
The Southern California Screenplay Competition (2021)
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
StoryPros International Screenplay Contest 16th Annual - 2022
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition
2022
Preliminary Finalist
The Vet
Creative World Awards (2022)
2022
Semifinalist
The Vet
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards Season 7
2022
Official Selection
The Vet
Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2022
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Filmmatic - Inroads Fellowship Season 5
2022
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
The Southern California Screenplay Competition (2021)
2022
Finalist
Colorado Caliber
International Screenwriting Competition
2021
Honourable Mention
Colorado Caliber
Finish Line Script Competition 2021
2021
Finalist
Colorado Caliber
Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award 2021 Screenplay Award
2021
Semifinalist
Colorado Caliber
Scriptation Showcase - Features + Shorts Category 2021-2022
2021
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Screencraft Horror Screenplay Competition 2022
2021
Honourable Mention
The Vet
Finish Line Script Competition 2021
2021
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Scriptation Showcase - Features + Shorts Category 2021-2022
2021
Quarterfinalist
The Vet
Screencraft Drama Screenplay Competition 2021
2021
Semifinalist
The Vet
WeScreenplay - Diverse Voices Fall 2021
2021
Best Genre Screenplay Finalist
Deadbeat Symphony
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
london
2018
Best First Screenwriter
Deadbeat Symphony
london film awards
london
2018
Finalist
GHANIMAH
USA Film Festival
Dallas, Texas
Honourable Mention
GHANIMAH
Blackbird Film Festival
Cortland, New York
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
DC South Asian Film Festival
Washington DC
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Waterford International Film Festival
Waterford
Semifinalist
GHANIMAH
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
LA Asian Film Festival
Los Angeles
Finalist
GHANIMAH
Richmond International Film Festival
Richmond, Virginia
Remi Award Finalist
GHANIMAH
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
Houston, Texas
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Figari International Short Film Market
Semifinalist
GHANIMAH
IFF Integrazione Film Festival
Bergamo
Special Mention
GHANIMAH
Asia South East Short Film Festival
Phnom Penh
Certificate of Merit
GHANIMAH
Rochester International Film Festival
New York
WINNER - Best Actor (Mikhail Sen) & NOMINEE - Best Actor (Adil Akram)
GHANIMAH
Newham Film Festival
London
Official Selection
GHANIMAH
Oaxaca FilmFest
Oaxaca
College
Durham University
Economics & Finance
20172020
Birth Date
November 27, 1998
Birth City
LONDON
Current City
LONDON
Hometown
LONDON
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Indian
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